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Friday, February 10, 2012

Business Alert: Debit Card Reader Fraud!

Police Warn Area Businesses-Check Your Debit Card Reader!

Beware! Debit card readers being swapped out may compromise your client's debit cards. Following a Peterborough investigation, business owners are being alerted to verify their debit card readers have not been swapped for a fraudulent system.

Area Restaurant Debit Card Reader Swapped

Wednesday, February 8 2012, Peterborough Lakefield detachment officers attended a Hunter Street West restaurant to investigate the theft of a debit card reader. The owner of the establishment reports that sometime that day, the debit card reader at the restaurant was switched out for a fraudulent card reader. At this time it appears that no debit cards were compromised. All area businesses are advised to check their debit card readers.

Watch for Suspect

One out of the three suspects identified is described as 5’9” to 5’10” with short black hair and dark glasses, wearing jeans, a white or light coloured vest and black skater-type shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

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